Down Town Stories

Hosted by

Drawing Wisdom

film access

SEP 30, 2021 at 9 AM - OCT 15 at 5 PM PT


Free with optional donation

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Exclusive premiere of Down Town Stories: A short film about love, community and decolonization. Includes a pre-taped panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and more.

Event Details

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is a vibrant, resilient community that is home to many Indigenous people from all over BC and Canada. Many residents share a strong sense of connectedness to each other and to the rich history of the land. Down Town Stories highlights some of the remarkable stories of Indigenous people who have lived in this neighbourhood for many generations, and to illuminate how this community has survived and thrived in the face of colonization, criminalization, and a drug poisoning epidemic.

You can view the short film (18 mins) online between Thursday, September 30 to Friday, October 15, 2021, as well as a BONUS pre-taped panel discussion.

Visit the Down Town Stories page on Drawing Wisdom.

DOWN TOWN STORIES (runtime 17:28) • Produced by DRAWING WISDOM in collaboration with ANGEL GATES, CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTONE, CONSTANCE BARNES, GA’AXSTSALAS, JENNA BREUER, NORM LEECH, SAMANTHA PRANTEAU, SEKANI DAKELTH Directed by JADA-GABRIELLE PAPE, Saanich & Snuneymuxw Nations • Director of Photography D’ARCY HAMILTON With funding from the CITY OF VANCOUVER and the VACPC • Filmed and produced on the unceded territories of the əsəlil̓wətaʔɬ, Xwməθkwəy̓əm, & Sk-wx̱wú7mesh Nations

About the Host

Drawing Wisdom creates and distributes films, campaigns, workshops & educational resources that celebrate Indigenous resilience. 

Communities lead. We follow.

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